2015 sponsors

Headline sponsors: Yorkshire & Humber AHSN (YHAHSN)

Design4Health is pleased to announce our headline sponsor for this year’s conference. Yorkshire & Humber AHSN (YHAHSN) is part of a ‘network of networks’ and one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) given licence to operate by NHS England in May 2013. The YHAHSN was established to create and harness strong, purposeful partnerships between patients, health services, industry, and academia in order to create significant improvements in the health of the population by reducing service variability and improving patient experience in the health care system; to collaborate to ensure new innovative products and services that have the potential to transform lives become part of routine clinical practice; and to stimulate regional economic growth through inward investment opportunities and industry engagement.

Join the YH AHSN mailing list at info@yhahsn.com or follow us on twitter @AHSN_YandH


NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire & Humber

The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care are part of a programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research.  The CLAHRC for South Yorkshire (CLAHRC SY: 2008 to 2013) and the CLAHRC for Leeds, York and Bradford (CLAHRC LYB; 2008 to 2013) have worked together to create an exciting new collaboration encompassing the whole Yorkshire and Humber region. We work closely with the NHS, universities, patients and carers, charities and industry partners to bring about changes in health services, with a specific focus on the self-management of long-term conditions.
The Vision for CLAHRC YH: We will undertake high quality applied research and evidence based implementation that is responsive to, and in partnership with, our collaborating organisation, patient, carers and the public.  The outcome being an improvement in both the health and wealth of the population of Yorkshire and Humber.


Devices for Dignity is a National pilot Department of Health programme. We’ve been set up to drive forward innovative new products, processes and services to help people with debilitating conditions deal with their daily challenges.

Through working with inventors, clinical and healthcare staff, industry, academics and patients, we want to bring real solutions to areas of clinical and patient need. We have the ability to take ideas from concept through to commercialisation and aim to do this as rapidly as possible. Find out more at: www.devicesfordignity.org.uk

KYOTO Design Lab

KYOTO Design Lab (D-Lab) is a centre for interdisciplinary design innovation projects in collaboration with industry, the public sector and other national and international partners. It was set up in 2014 and explores the range of methodologies intrinsic to the practice of design. The very best designers and researchers are invited from around the globe to stay in Kyoto – a world renowned centre of culture.  D-Lab creates protypes of new visions of society and serves as an incubator of social innovation.

B Braun – Exhibition preview and drinks reception sponsor

B. Braun Medical Ltd is a member of the B. Braun Group, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies.  B. Braun manufactures and distributes on a global basis, employing more than 54,000 people worldwide.

B. Braun offers healthcare professionals and hospitals an outstanding range of products, from our world renowned surgical instruments to our innovative implants and therapeutic systems, these are all matched by a comprehensive range of high quality services.

Our ability to develop innovative products, services and systems, in partnership with healthcare professionals, hospitals, universities and other specialist bodies reflects on our commitment and promise of Sharing Expertise.

JRI Orthopaedics – sponsors of the 24Hr Inclusive Design Challenge Judges’ award

JRI Orthopaedics Ltd is a British manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and surgical instrumentation. World-class manufacturing is based in our modern Sheffield facility, alongside Research, Product Development, Customer Service, Marketing, Warehousing and Distribution.

JRI was formed by Mr Ronald Furlong FRCS in 1970 and is renowned for the innovation of the Furlong® Hydroxyapatite Ceramic (H-A.C) Coated Total Hip Replacement (THR), which was the first H-A.C Coated THR in the world. Today, the Furlong® H-A.C Coated THR has achieved clinical success globally. New products are continuing to be developed and introduced and details on these can be found on our Healthcare Professional pages.

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